Showing posts with label Ayn Rand. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ayn Rand. Show all posts

March 8, 2018

It begins: Seattle cops conduct Nazi-style gun confiscations: no laws broken, no charges, no arrests

fromTheFreeThoughtProject: Using a new law, Seattle police raided a man's home and confiscated his guns with zero due process for entirely legal behavior. 
The Government is Not Us       2nd Amendment Assaults

Age discrimination suit against Dick's Sporting Goods and Walmart for refusing to sell rifle to 20-year-old

fromReason: Oregon law bans discrimination in selling goods based on age, so this lawsuit looks like a winner. 
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

NRA memberships surge in wake of anti-NRA protests, ‘media bias’

fromBreitbart: The Daily Mail reports that Google searches for “NRA membership” rose “4,900 percent” since the Florida attack. 
2nd Amendment Assaults      Media Bias on Parade

VIDEO: Ayn Rand - Phil Donahue Interview 1979

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Objectivist philosopher Ayn Rand enlightens Donahue on a variety of topics.
Regulation Nation      The Pursuit of Happiness       Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

SF to charge vacant-lot owners for rainwater that runs down the drain

fromCreators: They've finally did it. They are taxing you for the rain that falls on your property. 
Regulation Nation      The Government is Not Us

VIDEO: Stand Straight Up

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: From the Rubin Report, Psychologist Jordan Peterson discusses rule one of his new book, “12 Rules for Life”.
The Pursuit of Happiness

February 24, 2018

Should teachers be armed?

fromLewRockwell: Government is the last place one should look for deciding how to protect school children, how to run schools, how to run police and how to produce law enforcement for its citizens.
2nd Amendment Assaults      The Government is Not Us

Police announce program to Illegally stop people for ‘SAFE driving

fromTheFreeThoughtProject: Safe driving is now a reason for police to pull you over, check the inside of your car, demand your papers, and stomp what is left of the 4th Amendment into the ground.
Police State America

Idaho is ignoring Obamacare rules. That could set off a free market chain reaction.

fromVox: Forget Obamacare's tyrannical dictates. Blue Cross of Idaho said it hopes to start selling noncompliant plans by early March.
Regulation Nation      Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

A high school student faces expulsion for noticing the square root symbol looks like a gun

fromReason: No adults seem embarrassed by this reaction. They should be.
2nd Amendment Assaults      Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

VIDEO: Ayn Rand - Johnny Carson Interview 1967

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: From 51 years ago, a classic interview with Objectivist philosopher Ayn Rand.
The Government is Not Us     Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery   Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

“Cash must not be made the scapegoat”

fromWolfStreet: A rare defense of physical money by an ECB Board Member. “Protection of privacy matters to all of us. Privacy protects people from the risk of a surveillance state and thought police,” he said.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market      The Government is Not Us

February 13, 2018

Why Americans trust CEOs more than politicians

fromTheDailyBell: Just 15% of Americans think the government will bring us to a better future. 59% say the government is the most broken institution, followed by 21% who think the media is the worst.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

China’s surveillance police glasses could usher in a new age of government tracking

fromSanvada: China's cops will wear sunglasses with facial recognition technology capabilities as their police state marches on.
Police State America

John Stossel: Silk Road

fromCreators: Give me a break. Locking some people up forever will not stop sales of drugs. Americans should have learned that from our last attempt — Prohibition. 
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process     The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

VIDEO: Insights of ex-CIA Ray McGovern - Corruption@FBI 9

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Ray McGovern knows a lot because after 50 years in the CIA, he has seen a lot. Closely examining the recent facts revealed regarding FBI corruption, McGovern shares his take.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Libertarian Party spotlights jury nullification

fromDailyInterLake: “Jury nullification is a tool, and like any tool you can use it in a lot of ways. And one of the ways is to uphold the rule of law when government is violating the rule of law.”
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

Here’s what’s wrong with Ayn Rand’s Philosophy

fromTheObjectivistStandard: An accounting of some of the problems created by this philosophy.
The Pursuit of Happiness      Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

fromPeoplesPundit: Nullification occurs when a jury votes “not guilty” because a law is either unjust or wrongly applied, not because a defendant is actually innocent.
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

fromFreeThoughtProject: With the legalization of marijuana comes the bolstering of the police state and the new mouth swab checkpoints for weed are evidence of it.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange     Police State America

fromPeoplesPundit: Nullification occurs when a jury votes “not guilty” because a law is either unjust or wrongly applied, not because a defendant is actually innocent.
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

fromBillWhittle/YouTube: Remember when the world made sense and movies showed us evil just long enough to be vanquished? What happened? What spell have we been under?
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption      The Government is Not Us

fromCNNMoney: End-stage socialism is always a tragic sight. Cash is gone.

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: The brilliant philosopher expounds on three powerful concepts.

October 28, 2017

The war on standards: illiterate teachers edition

from PowerlineBlog: The New York Board of Regents eliminated a requirement that aspiring teachers in the state pass a literacy test to become certified. Why? Hispanic and black candidates had a harder time passing it than whites.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Feds crack down on new national security threat: unlicensed massages

from Reason: American police are currently obsessed with enforcing exactly which body parts can be massaged and by whom.
Regulation Nation

The myth of natural monopoly

from Mises: The very term "public utility" is an absurd one. Every good is useful to the public, and almost every good may be considered necessary. Any designation of public utility is completely arbitrary and unjustified. — Murray Rothbard
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

­čÄČ  Ayn Rand - How to Rule Mankind

from LibertyPen: The guiding philosophy of the left revealed in one four minute video (excerpt from the Fountainhead).
The Government is Not Us

Chuck Grassley calls for special counsel in Uranium One scandal

from Breitbart: Given that Mueller was the head of the FBI a the time, he really shouldn't be heading an investigation that involves looking into the FBI's actions.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Arrested, cuffed, raped, and Brooklyn DA sees a consent question?

from NY Times: The relationship between security and liberty is often described as a balancing act. This act can’t take place if we’re not informed about the technology used to safeguard our security.
Police State America

Debi Ghate: The Moral Meaning Behind Thanksgiving

Thank yourself too.       Ah, Thanksgiving. To most of us, the word conjures up images of turkey dinner, pumpkin pie and watching football with family and friends. It kicks off the holiday season and is the biggest shopping weekend of the year. We’re taught that Thanksgiving came about when pilgrims gave thanks to God for a bountiful harvest.       ... MORE

Michael J Hurd: Obama’s Phobia Of Ayn Rand

The philosophy of reason is not the president's ally.      In a speech at Georgetown University this past May, we learned two things about President Barack Obama. One, he loves the Catholic leader, Pope Francis. Two, he hates Ayn Rand. No, it’s not really a surprise. But the specifics of Obama’s comments — and the fact that progressives  ... MORE

Milo Yiannopoulos: In Defense Of Ayn Rand

The monster under the progressive bed.   Liberals are constantly begging for more female authors and female lead characters in literature, but one woman author and philosopher remains stubbornly absent from progressive reading lists. Her name is Ayn Rand, and she is responsible for a theory called objectivism, which holds that reality exists     ... MORE

The Perfect Woman For The $10 Bill: Ayn Rand

She understood the root of money is you.   Perhaps my favorite character in all of literature is Ayn Rand’s Francisco Domingo Carlos Andres Sebasti├ín d’Anconia from her novel Atlas Shrugged. The descendant of long line of industrialists and sole heir to his family’s fortune, Francisco flouts the idea that money destroys by working to be worthy of his     ... MORE

'Atlas Shrugged Reimagined By Mickey Mouse'

by Charles Paul Freund.    Brad Bird's Tomorrowland is "the most insidiously political blockbuster ever made," writes Barry Hertz at Toronto's Globe and Mail. Like Ayn Rand, Hertz argues, director Bird "pines for worlds where incredible people can be free to do incredible things, and to hell with everyone else." This is a theme that some of Bird's     ... MORE

Who is John Galt? Ayn Rand, Libertarians And The GOP

by Gene H. Bell-Villada.      Ayn Rand (1904-82) has arisen from the dead. Over the last decade the pop philosopher and propaganda fictionist extraordinaire has moved steadily from the cultish margins to the mainstream of US conservatism. Her ghost may even haunt the current presidential race with the candidacy of Republican Senator Rand ... MORE